Online grant writing program offered in July through Hutchinson Center

Registration is open for a five-week professional development program, Grant Writing Essentials, through the University of Maine Hutchinson Center. The fee for the online, instructor-led program is $895. Need-based scholarships are available. Sessions are 9 a.m.–noon on five consecutive Fridays, July 8, 15, 22, 29 and Aug. 5.

This program is designed to benefit people across the grant-writing spectrum, including those new to the genre, those in the midst of writing grants, and successful grant writers looking to refine their skills and gain new insights. 

This interactive and dynamic program, held synchronously via live Zoom sessions, will teach the basics of seeing a grant from inception to completion. Participants will learn how to get their organization ready to apply for grants, where to find funders and funding opportunities, how to write the components of a grant and how to submit a successful application that has all the information funders want to see.

Instructor Elizabeth Haffey is a Maine-based professional grant writer. Through her business, E. Haffey Grant Consulting, she helps clients develop and write proposals, researches opportunities and trains staff and volunteers to apply for grants. Haffey is a master’s in public policy at the University of Southern Maine.

Participants will earn a badge in Grant Writing Level 1 and 2 and a certificate of completion. For those interested in continuing education credits, 3 CEUs and 30 contact hours are available.

For information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact Abby Spooner,; 207.338.8000. A limited number of need-based scholarships are available for people who live or work in Knox or Waldo County. For more information about upcoming professional development programs, scholarships or registration, go online.